This report presents the results of a survey of 500 UK directors of small and large companies. It sets out directors' attitudes and actions in response to social and environmental issues, from equal opportunities and workforce diversity to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. It shows which voluntary activities companies engage in and why. The report provides evidence of the benefits of behaving responsibly, the extent to which organisations report on their impacts and whether they discuss these issues in the boardroom.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.